April 2018
Parent Engagement in Region 20
Dear Parents and Families,

April is a festive time in our community. Please take a moment to read about some resources and upcoming activities that you and your family may enjoy during this month. Register for the annual P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement being held on May 12th and consider donating to the P-20 Scholarship Fund. As you prepare for summer, read about some of the exciting summer camp opportunities for your children.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Bring Your Family to the Annual P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement in Region 20 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Learn how you can help your 7th-10th grade students prepare for high school and college.  Breakfast, Lunch & Door Prizes!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hosted at The University of Texas at San Antonio Campus Recreation and Wellness Center-1st Floor Gym Courts
Meet over 130 different college and universities!
Free admissions. Open to the public.
PurpleUp! For Military Kids Day has been declared for Texas as April 13, 2018.

We are asking schools, youth organizations, businesses and community partners to PurpleUp! so that military youth actually SEE the support in their communities. You can wear purple, tie a purple ribbon, post signs/banners, wear purple wrist bands basically anything that shows your support. We ask that if districts/campuses/businesses share on Social Media activities and celebrations (even if it’s just wearing purple)- please tag our office - Twitter: @jbsa_slo  Facebook: JBSA School Liaison Offices and use the following hashtags:  #milkids #MOMC #PurpleUpTexas Texas is proud to be home to Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and Reserve families and the second largest state in the US with military dependents ages 0-18. So help us recognize military children’s sacrifices as they serve our nation.  
JBSA Military Child Education School Liaison Offices
JBSA-Lackland: Ms. Lori A. Phipps | lori.phipps@us.af.mil | 210-671-8388
JBSA-Randolph: Ms. Angela Green | angela.green.8@us.af.mil | 210-652-5321
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston: Ms. Nita Hightower | nita.j.fordhightower.naf@mail.mil | 210-221-2214
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston: Ms. Quiana Abner | quiana.a.abner.naf@mail.mil  | 210-221-2256
Donate to the UTSA P-20 Scholarship Fund Drive and Get Your Fiesta Medal Gift
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San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) Announces HOPE Scholarship Application is Due May 11th

The SAEP has announced that the deadline for the 2018 Hispanic Organization Public Employees (HOPE) Scholarship is May 11th. Scholarships are open to students graduating from high school (GED).
Centro Cultural Aztlan Superheroes Exhibit and Contest-Artwork Due April 24th
Our annual Superhero Exhibition is designed for students from kinder to 12th grade to create artwork that is based on Real-Life Heroes, Comic Book Art, Anime, Mythological Figures, or a positive role model they know and admire. The project also introduces students to a broad range of artistic techniques encouraging them to explore their own creative skills and ideas. Student artwork is displayed in the center’s gallery exposing them to their first exhibition space and enabling parents to get involved in their child’s education.
Summer Camp Opportunities at Palo Alto College
Palo Alto College offers high-quality, affordable, and FUN summer camp options for children ages 5 to 17! This year, we’ve added the option to sign up for specialized mini-camps to enhance your child’s full-day summer camp experience. Check out the summer camp options 
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio's summer camp destination.
This year, UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Some camps are day-long programs; others last a week or two. But each of our camps offers participants the chance to have fun, make friends and learn something new.
Register for ESC Region 20 Free Parent Trainings

ESC Region 20 has many parent training offerings for the 2017-2018 school year! Email kimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net
and click on the link to see the electronic brochure.
April 25- SAReads Summer Slide Workshop